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Bowties with Italian Sausage in a Cream Basil Sauce

 Bowties with Italian Sausage in a Cream Basil Sauce
Brought to you by Johnsonville® Sausage
4-6 ServingsPrep: 15 min; Cook: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 3 cups bow tie pasta
  • 1 pkg (19 oz) Johnsonville® Sweet Italian Sausage, (casings removed)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped or 28 oz. can plum tomatoes (Italian style, drained and coarsely chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups light Cream
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • *Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh basil or shaved parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta for 8-10
  • minutes, or until al dente, drain and rinse with cold water. Set
  • aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add decased sausage to
  • skillet and crumble with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Add red pepper
  • flakes and continue sautéing until sausage is no longer pink. Add

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Bowties with Italian Sausage in a Cream Basil Sauce (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • onion and garlic to skillet and continue until onion softens. Stir
  • in tomatoes and salt,(if using fresh tomatoes sauté them for 3
  • minutes until softened) then add light cream and parmesan cheese;
  • simmer gently until mixture thickens (about 5 minutes). Stir in the
  • cooked pasta and basil and heat through, about 3 minutes. Yield:
  • Serves 4-6.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.